Incoming Message: Treat Text Neck Naturally with Chiropractic Care
Do you experience neck pain when using your phone throughout the day?
Perhaps you do and you figure you just slept strange. However, consider this alternative: your neck pain is caused by your phone.
Though this sounds like a crazy idea, the logic is clear.
If your eyes are continuously locked on your screen, you don’t pay attention to your posture. This results in pain, or text neck, a condition in which the neck, back and shoulder muscles are strained from being in a hunched position for an extended period of time.
Though you can limit the time spent on your phone, more effective treatment is often necessary. Regular visits to a chiropractor, who treats your neck pain at its source, can prevent text neck from having long term effects.
How Does Texting Cause Neck Pain?
When cell phones first became popular, there was little concern over the effects they would take on your health. However, as texting becomes the main source of communication, text neck has progressed into a serious condition.
The average adult head weighs between 10-12 pounds. When your head is tilted down, the gravitational pull of that weight applies pressure to your neck. If you stay in this position for an extended period of time, the pressure increases, causing a curve in your spine and the resulting symptoms:
- Pain in your neck, shoulders and back
- Muscle spasms
- Tightness and discomfort
Chiropractic Care for Text Neck
If you’re already experiencing text neck, chiropractic care can help. Chiropractors offer a safe, effective alternative to treating neck pain without the use of drugs or surgery.
The goal of chiropractic care is to restore balance to your body, and the best way to do that is with a healthy spine. Through manual manipulation, or adjustments, chiropractors adjust the vertebrae in your spine that have shifted position.
Misalignment causes your body to feel neck pain. Chiropractors work to ease the root cause of this pain, which then eases the symptoms. This type of fix is long lasting. It is more of a lifestyle change instead of a temporary solution.
Treating Your Text Neck Pain
If you experience pain associated with text neck, act now. If left untreated, the pain will worsen and may have serious effects on your health.
At Absolute Chiropractic & Rehab, you won’t have to wait for a consultation. Experienced chiropractors like Dr. Rick Bartlett find the cause of your pain, and treat it in the safest and most effective way possible.